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Dhofar 285
Basic information Name: Dhofar 285
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 285
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 216 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-pmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 341 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 86:

Dhofar 285

Oman

Found 2001 January 14

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

One 216 g stone with black glassy fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and description (C. Lorenz, Vernad): a polymict breccia; contains basalts, melts, melt breccias and mineral clasts. Basalts contain pyroxene (En40.5Wo1.85) and feldspar (An60.4–93.8). Pyroxenes have lamellae of clinopyroxene (En34.4Wo35.5). Silica is minor phase. Ilmenite, troilite, Ca-phosphate and metal iron are rare. Composition of pyroxene clasts is En28.73–65.8Wo1.5–44.05. Rare magnesian pyroxenes are zoned from En72.2Wo1.8 to En43.9–48Wo1.8. Weathering stage is W0/1.  Specimens: type specimen, 39 g, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table 2
  Line 65:
Date:14 Jan 2001
Latitude:18°26.0'N
Longitude:54'10.2'E
Mass (g):216
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite (polymict)
Weathering grade:W0/1
Classifier:C. Lorenz (Vernad)
Type spec mass (g):39
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 26'N, 54° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 26' 0"N, 54° 10' 12"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2119 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3944 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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